Today in India and World History: January 11

According to Gregory calendar, January 11, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. January 11 has its own special significance in India and world history.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on January 11. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 11th January:

  • 1320: Emperor Komayo of Japan was born.
  • 1599: Jacob van Neck’s fleet leaves Bantam, Java in modern day Indonesia with 1 million pounds of pepper and cloves and a further half a ship full of nutmeg, mace and cinnamon
  • 1709: Kole Seeber’s play “Rival Fools” premiered in London.
  • 1775: Francis Salvador becomes the first Julie elected to office in America.
  • 1779: Ching Thang Khomba became the king of Manipur.
  • 1779: Ching-thang Khomba is crowned King of Manipur.
  • 1787: William Herschel discovers the two moons of Titania and Oberon, Uranus.
  • 1805: Michigan was created capital in the United States.
  • 1830: LaGrange College (now University of North Alabama) begins operations, becoming the first publicly chartered college in Alabama.
  • 1838: First public demonstration of telegraph messages sent using dots and dashes at Speedwell Ironworks in Morristown, New Jersey by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail
  • 1842: William James, the famous American thinker and philosopher, was born in New York.
  • 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman to obtain a medical degree in America.
  • 1861: American Civil War: Alabama separates from the United Nations.
  • 1864: Charing Cross Station opened in London.
  • 1865: At the Battle of Beverly, West Virginia, the Confederate army attacked the Union post.
  • 1866: 220 people died due to the sinking of ‘steamer London’ in England.
  • 1867: Benito Juarez is again appointed Mexican President.
  • 1879: Anglo and Zulu War begins.
  • 1889: French chemist Michal Eugène Chevrolet died. He invented a type of candle called a lime candle.
  • 1892: Hawaii Historical Society was established.
  • 1922: Insulin first used on humans to treat diabetes, on Canadian Leonard Thompson, aged 14
  • 1949: Los Angeles recorded the highest number of snowfalls.
  • 1954: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi, who raised his voice against child labor, was born.
  • 1962: An icy storm and rock slipping in the northwest part of Peru killed 2,000 people.
  • 1964: First government report by US Surgeon General Luther Terry warning that smoking may be hazardous
  • 1966: The then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who raised the slogan of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan, died in Tashkent.
  • 1972: East Pakistan becomes independent country as Bangladesh.
  • 1973: Former India captain Rahul Dravid was born. He has 13,288 runs in 164 Tests and 10,889 runs in 344 ODIs.
  • 1988: Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras
  • 1992: Singer Paul Simon was the first major artist to tour South Africa after the end of the cultural boycott.
  • 1994: Hyderabad score 6 for 944 against Andhra Pradesh in Ranji Trophy
  • 2008: Sir Edmund Hillary, the first mountaineer and philanthropist of Mount Everest, died.
  • 2009: Slumdog Millionaire received Best Film Award at the 66th Golden Globe Awards.
  • 2015: Kolinda Gruber Kitarovic elected as Croatia’s first female Prime Minister.

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